UPDATED: All-In-One Electric Bike Wheel Guide [VIDEOS]

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Electron Wheel

All-in-one electric bike wheels have been getting a lot of attention recently because they provide the ability to easily convert a standard bike to electric by simply replacing the wheel.

Generally they house all of the e-bike components in the hub or wheel of the bike: motor, battery, controller, and sensors.

They are a clean way to add electric assist to a bike because you [Read more…]

2014 Electric Bike Tech & What To Look Forward to in 2015 [VIDEOS]

stromer st2 smartphone applicationBy Maria Ramos.

With electric bikes increasing in popularity, the technological advancements in 2014 were impressive.

Let’s take a look at the biggest e-bike tech news of the past year, and discuss what we expect to see happen in the electric bike world in 2015. [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Superbowl, Smartphone Kit, Bosch US HQ, E-Cargo Tour, Safety E-Bike, & More! [VIDEOS]

Jim_Brown_Polaris_eBikesPolaris Electric Bikes will be donating a few of their bikes to NFL legend Jim Brown’s Amer-I-Can charity fundraiser that will take place just before the Superbowl in Phoenix, AZ.  Sounds like a great way to get e-bikes in front of a lot of people!

Yuba Bicycles is hitting the road to promote electric cargo bikes!  “The goal is to give parents, small business owners and others the chance to test an e-bike in their community so they can understand how these car-replacing bicycles can [Read more…]

UPDATED: FlyKly Smart Wheel: Easily Convert Your Bike to Electric! [VIDEO]

flykly smart wheel internalThe race for the all-in-one electric bike system has been heating up recently and it looks like FlyKly has won the race to be the first company to ship their Smart Wheel to customers.

The FlyKly Smart Wheel makes an easy (replace rear wheel), economical ($999 to $1,099), and relatively light (6 lbs.) way to convert your traditional bike to electric!

The FlyKly Smart Wheel makes it so easy to convert your bike to electric.  All you have to do is replace the rear wheel and wirelessly connect your smartphone via Bluetooth.

The Smart Wheel puts every e-bike component in the rear hub of the wheel. That includes the motor, batteries, controller, [Read more…]

UPDATE: Copenhagen Wheel All-In-One Electric Bike Kit [VIDEOS]

Copenhagen WheelThe highly anticipated Copenhagen Wheel is nearing completion and shipping of the production version is scheduled for spring of 2015.

The Copenhagen Wheel is the all-in-one electric bike kit that made a splash a few years ago and gained a lot of mainstream media attention due to it’s innovative design.

After years of design refinement and quality testing it looks like it is ready for mainstream production.

Here is a video update from Assaf Biderman, founder of Superpedestrian, the company that makes the Copenhagen Wheel: [Read more…]

E-Bike News: Solar E-Bike, Hover Board, New Mid Drive, 2 Seat E-Trike, & More [VIDEOS & PICS]

solar electric bikeTime for another e-bike news round up!

What if you never had to plug in to charge your electric bike?

For some that could be a reality with The Dutch Solar Cycle.  It has solar panels built into the wheels so that it is always charging; even on cloudy days and when the panels are dirty.  They claim that on a sunny day the battery can be fully charged in 4 to 6 hours.

Speaking of solar, there is now the world’s first solar bike path near Amsterdam!  It’s surface is a bunch of solar panels that supply electricity to the grid. Very cool!  Enjoy the following video of the SolaRoad: [Read more…]

What Happened, What Comes Next: A Recap of Important Events from the 2013 Electric Bike Industry

This is a guest post from Ed Benjamin, Senior Managing Director of eCE and LEVA Chairman.

Reviewing 2013:

The electric bike industry enjoyed a successful year in 2013. Here is recap of what happened in some of the most important markets.

Electric bikes sales in China grew, but slowly. There is now an estimated 170 million electric bikes in use in China and the replacement of aging electric bikes is around [Read more…]

Electric Bike News: E-Bike Skiing, Copenhagen E-Bike Share, Optibike B.E.A.S.T, Magnic Light & More! [VIDEOS]

Drummer Electric Bikes is a new e-bike company on the scene with 5 different models including an electric cargo trike.   Their DBO-7 model definitely have an interesting design with the battery mounted in a frame tube behind the seat post.

I like the title of the this article “Here’s Why The Next Generation of Electric Bikes Will Be Awesome“.  The author highlights the benefits of the new Copenhagen Wheel and FlyKly Smartwheel all-in-one electric bike kits.

Optibike has partnered with the Boulder Colorado B-cycle bike sharing program.  They have provided an Optbike to pull a trailer that carries other bikes!  “The concept behind the B-cycle Electric-Assist Service Trailer (B.E.A.S.T) was to [Read more…]

Electron Wheel: Complete Electric Bike Kit in the Front Wheel! [VIDEOS]

It seems like the race to create the all-in-one electric bike kit solution is on!

The Electron Wheel is a 26″ front wheel that includes everything that you will need to make your bike electric.  Inside the front wheel is the motor (250 watt), battery (24V 10ah lithium), controller and any other electrical components.

The Electron Wheel is made by Belon Engineering.

It will retail for $999.  [Read more…]